Specials at GFES





Art instruction is provided to all students for one hour weekly. Students have the opportunity to work with a variety of mediums, which include clay, paints, drawing materials and paper.  All classes are aligned to the specific grade level’s curriculum.


Students in all grade levels regularly have lessons with our counselors to help build executive functioning, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills.

General Music

Students in grades K-6 receive weekly general music instruction. Children sing, listen, improvise, move to music, and play instruments.  

Strings and Band

All of our 3rd grade students participate in strings, learning the violin. Students in grades 4-6 have the ability to opt into additional programs like band, orchestra, and chorus.

Physical Education

Two physical education (P.E.) teachers serve our school and instruct students in grades K to 6 for weekly instruction.  Appropriate dress for P.E. includes tennis shoes, socks and pants or shorts.  (Girls who wear a dress or skirt on days they have P.E. classes should also wear   shorts under the dress.)


All students have the opportunity to come to the library at least once a week to check out books and practice literacy and research skills.


Students in 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade get practice learning keyboarding skills